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Indiana State Department of Health

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Definition

Epidemiology "eh-pi-dee-me-ology" is the study of health factors in human and animal populations. It includes collecting, analyzing, and sending out public health information and investigating public health threats. These activities help determine causes of disease and effective disease prevention. Epidemiology also plays a key role in forming and implementing public health policy.

Diseases and Conditions

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Vision

Reduce the effects of communicable disease, chronic illness, and preventable injury for all Hoosiers.

Mission

Protecting the health of Hoosiers through surveillance, investigation, education, and collaboration.

Hot Topics

Pertussis, (Whooping Cough)  Norovirus, "Stomach Flu"
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Epidemiology Resource Center Divisions

Data Analysis & Risk Factors
 
Entomology
 
Indoor Air
 
     
Public Health Geographics
 
Surveillance & Investigation
 
Zoonotic & Environmental
 
     

Page last updated April 8, 2014

Page last reviewed September 23, 2013